If you’re anything like us, we see an interesting headline during our daily scroll—pause to read it—but then keep scrolling without reading the actual story. So at the end of each week, we’re rounding up all the buzziest, news-worthy headlines you might have missed. Think of it as the “saved” feature on Instagram but for news instead of aesthetically pleasing photos. Olivia Rodrigo makes a visit to the White House, Swedish House Mafia makes their return, and A$AP Rocky is named guest artistic director for Pacsun—this is what you missed this week.
Damon Dash Sues Jay-Z Over Reasonable Doubt Streaming Rights
The litigation is not over for Jay-Z and Roc-A-Fella Records. Last month, Damon Dash (the label’s co-founder) attempted to sell Jay-Z’s 1996 Reasonable Doubt album as an NFT but was swiftly stopped by Roc-A-Fella Records as the rights belong to the label. Dash has responded by filing a lawsuit against Jay-Z accusing him of wrongfully claiming the streaming rights to Reasonable Doubt and stating that they were transferred to S. Carter Enterprises LLC. This comes soon after Jay-Z’s lawsuit against photographer Jonathan Mannion who shot the cover for Reasonable Doubt.
A$AP Rocky Named First Guest Artistic Director For Pacsun
A$AP Rocky is no stranger to fashion collaborations, but he’s leveling up with Pacsun. No longer a collaborator, he was appointed the first-ever Pacsun guest artistic director. His duties entail overseeing designer collaborations, brand campaigns, and in-store activations for Pacsun’s DTLA and Soho stores. The first collaboration under Rocky’s guidance is already underway. Pacsun is teaming up with Vans for three “Old Skool” styles. Pacsun’s CEO has said that Rocky’s energy and culture really translate into the designs. Can’t wait to see the drip.
Olivia Rodrigo Wears Vintage Chanel For White House Visit (It’s Older Than She Is)
Olivia Rodrigo traded in her prom crown for a very mature Cher Horowitz-inspired outfit for her visit to the White House this week. Her chic blazer and skirt combo are from Chanel’s Spring 1995 RTW collection, making the vintage ensemble eight years older than she is. Rodrigo is the latest celebrity ambassador to help promote vaccinations amongst teens, joining President Joe Biden and Anthony Fauci in Washington. She filmed some video content during her visit and the collab is expected to drop on her socials as well as the White Houses’s very soon.
Madonna Announces ‘Madame X’ Documentary
The Queen of Pop is back with a new documentary called Madame X. It’s a behind-the-scenes view into her 2019/2020 ‘Madame X’ tour that featured 48 on-stage performers. The documentary allows Madonna to open up and share the vision and curated artistry behind her performances. Directed by Ricardo Gomes, the concert film will be available to stream via Paramount+ on October 8th.
Swedish House Mafia Reunite For New Single “It Gets Better”
Swedish House Mafia has re-entered the chat with a new single called “It Gets Better.” More than eight years since their last release, the electronic group took a leave of absence from the EDM scene in 2013. The single’s title has so many possible meanings; it gets better after taking a hiatus? It gets better after this pandemic? While the answer is still unclear after listening to the song, the group recently signed to Republic Record (new label, who dis?) and you can expect to hear more music from them soon.
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